Suggestions for Go Sober October in Cambridge

Take up the challenge and go for 31 days without alcohol this October for Go Sober October and raise money for people living with cancer.

To make your journey a little bit easier, the Cambridge Food Tour has made a list of suggestions to keep you going for a month!

By signing up to the challenge you’re doing something amazing for people with cancer. All the money raised by those Going Sober this October will help Macmillan support even more people facing cancer.

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No.1 –  Botanical Cocktails

We love a good cocktail, but there is only one place in Cambridge for good ones in our opinion, Novi Cambridge. Our pick for Go Sober October, the Raspberry Lemonade! Website 

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No.2 – Milkshakes

The team of the Cambridge Food Tour are big fans of the milkshakes of SmokeWorks. Apple crumble or salted caramel, any time of the day, especially for Go Sober October! Favourites on our Artisan Food Trail.  Website

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No.3 – Homemade soft drinks

On the Quayside at the Punt Yard, they have that thing for making their own soft drinks. Ask one of the team for the Creation of the day. Perfect with their yard of pizza during Go Sober October, loved by our guests on the Classic Food Tour.  Website

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No.4 – Breckland Orchard

Our local hero, shouldn’t be missed on this list for Go Sober October suggestions. Claire makes fabulous sparkling soft drinks – or Posh Pop ® as she prefers to call them. Her simple aim is to make the best tasting soft drinks ever. You also can buy them online or in some farm shops. Not available at the big players. Website


No.5 – Nitrogen coffee

We are back at Novi Cambridge for our last local suggestion for Go Sober October. The Nitrogen coffee of Frank & Earnest is one of our favourite types of coffee, hence we have included it on our Classic Food Tour. Check out Hot Numbers too, they have made their own version of it. Website

But what about at home for the Go Sober October challenge? I have to admit, that I am hooked on Seedlip. Yes, it is an acquired taste, but it is a great alternative if you want a non-alcoholic drink. I came across it in Hastings, the shop which took up a challenge with the founders of the company. This first alcohol-free distil is perfect for Mocktails, but a great partner in a serious Cocktail too! I haven’t come across it in Cambridge yet, but if you’re in Hastings, you might want to check out Shimizu Flowers and whilst you’re there, ask them about the story of Seedlip. It will put a smile on your face! Website

So next, head over to the Macmillan Cancer Support page just as we did and donate towards Go Sober October to help their support team!


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Gerla de Boer

Gerla de Boer is the founder of the award-winning Cambridge Food Tour in Cambridge, UK. She is a globetrotter foodie and always keen to get under the skin of a city or country she visits. She likes to get off the beaten track to get to know the latest food, fine local produce, visit their local markets and check out the hot places to eat in town. These experiences she takes back to Cambridge to create amazing food tours and events. Connect with Gerla on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram